So, who is Davina Greene?

I am a Leadership & Performance Coach, also a corporate leader with over 20 years’ experience managing dynamic Start-up and Change environments in insurance and financial services  internationally. My international managerial positions mean that I hold vast experience in both achieving Operational & Service Excellence and creating a culture of performance through highly focused Selection, Learning & Development, Talent Management and Leadership Development.

I have had great success in setting up high-performing, award-winning domestic and international teams, from interviewing hundreds of applicants through to retaining the best performers for long-term mutual benefit. I have directed both technical operations (projects, systems, processes) and human operations (staff acquisition, training, development and retention) in order to align them for the achievement of companies’ strategic requirements, through goal-focus and joined-up thinking. I am passionate about a collaborative, holistic approach, boosting business performance through Knowledge, Communication and the maintenance of Employee Wellbeing.

Acting as an independent Coach, Consultant and Trainer since 2011, I engage on themes such as Leadership, Culture, Strategy, Performance, Organisational Development, Learning, Talent, and Change Management, combining a unique range of qualifications. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). I am also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and formerly a Board Member of its Irish Chapter. I also teach the ‘Leadership, Management & Strategy’ module on a Masters program.


Why choose me?

The following are viewed as critical when choosing a Coach or Organisational Development partner. You can be assured of their presence, whether through me or any of my selected associates.


I have worked in the business world for many years, to Senior Management level. I myself experienced organisational change programs, implemented international Learning & Development plans, and participated in Coaching & Leadership programs as a client/employee for 10+ years, even before becoming a coach. I lecture on the topic of Leadership & Strategy due to my vast experience.

Business acumen

I have several qualifications but, much more importantly, wide-ranging experience to help me understand your priorities, challenges and drivers. My programs contain some ‘academic’ information combined with a lot of real, practical examples and one-to-one coaching. Employees who are tired of generic courses much prefer this approach, as it truly provides personalised assistance where they need it. They also enjoy the real-world feel of the discussion.

Political savvy

I have worked in some fiercely political environments, as well as managing staff through business takeovers and start-ups. This leaves me well placed to clearly understand any issues your team may be experiencing as a result of such dynamics, and provide a balanced view.

Contemporary view

I stay on top of current theory, helping both myself and your organisation stay ahead of the game. The most contemporary aspect of my approach, however, is the focus on real-world experience-sharing rather than pure academia. Real, live skill is the result.


Having started out as quite a tough junior manager, I have much experience in the development of Emotional Intelligence! I use various Psychometric Assessment tools to achieve this with any individual or team.

Tough love

As a former Head of Operations, or Service, with responsibility for making things happen, I will help any person to obtain clarity, a new skill, or whatever is required – but then, the work must begin. Action is vital. Stagnation is unacceptable.


Clients have confirmed that I am very easy to work with, and that my sessions tend to have a very energising and positive feel, moving with definite pace whilst allowing all issues to be explored.


Employees tend to put all of their creativity into the mechanics of the business, but less into their leadership skills, personal connections, or self-development. New insights and angles will be offered to enable each individual to act as a ‘whole’, applying all of their skills to all areas of their working life – and even take great skills from their personal life and find their relevance to the workplace.